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Shivaji memorial gets Rs 100 crore, Tilak, Ambedkar too in budget proposals

The budget 2016-17 says, “Shivaji memorials are being built in various states where he had visited as the warrior king. The state will contribute Rs 5 crore for such memorials outside Maharashtra.”

| Mumbai | Published: March 19, 2016 1:27 am
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The state government has set aside Rs 100 crore for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial on the Arabian Sea in Mumbai and allocated Rs 5 crore for memorials of the warrior king in other states.

The budget 2016-17 says, “Shivaji memorials are being built in various states where he had visited as the warrior king. The state will contribute Rs 5 crore for such memorials outside Maharashtra.”

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